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Tutorial for Sashiko & Weaving: Zenigame

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will show you how to stitch zenigame, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus. 

This design looks a little complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do. 

zenigame kuguri sashi Sashiko Hana Fukin

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Kurguri Sashi - Asagao

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will show you how to stitch  Asagao, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus. 

This design looks complex, but broken down to a step at a time, it is easy enough to do. 

sashiko and seaving

Here is how to make it:

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Hemp Leaf Design

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will walk you through stitching the hemp leaf design. It is part of part of the Hemp Leaf and Coin design, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus.

how to stitch hemp leaf and coin sashiko and weaving design

Sashiko and weaving projects use sashiko stitching to create a firm base of stitching through which other threads can be woven to create a textured design. 

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Tutorial for Sashiko and Weaving: Hemp Leaf & Coin Design

Tutorial for stitching sashiko and weaving design

This blog will walk you through stitching Hemp Leaf and Coin, a preprinted fabric kit by Olympus.

Hemp leaf and coin design sashiko and weaving blog

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About Sashiko Needles

I can't tell you that for certain which sashiko needle is best to use. It depends on a few variables.
I've listed some of these, and my thoughts about the needles we carry online, in this blog entry.
Sashiko Needles sashiko needlesSashiko Needles - Olympus brand and Clover brand
Sashiko needles are longer and thicker than the needles most of us use, and most have large eyes for threading thick cotton sashiko threads. 
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Hitomezashi Sashiko Stitching

Hitomezashi stitching is a type of sashiko stitching.  Both are made up of small straight stitches and both are used for mending and patching fabrics...kogin View full article →

How do I quilt my sashiko stitched fabric?

So you have sashiko stitched your fabric and now it's time to make it into something... and the something you want to make needs a layer of filling between sashiko stitched top fabric and the backing fabric...

I use already quilted batting (filling)....

already quilted batting layer for sashiko

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Sashiko Thread and How Not to End with a Tangled Mess!

sashiko thread
Skeins. Really?

Here I am all ready to settle in and stitch miles of sashiko and I realize that every thread I need is going to be a project itself to get off the skein! Argh!

Here is the solve for this frustrating problem:
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What to do with those 12"x12" pre printed sashiko projects?



Many of us enjoy stitching the 12" x 12" ready to stitch preprinted sashiko sampler designs made by Olympus, Japan. We just aren't sure what they are for! Recently new ones came available and the header on them calls them Hana-fukin, so I looked it up.

Hana-fukin is the name for a useful household cloth.  It could be a tea towel or dish cloth, or a clean square of cloth to put under a meal, or use in the center of a table, or to cover a bowl of fruit or eggs, or to cover cooling cookies or cake....

  Hana-fukin

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